Mars reaches a Libra milestone with opposition to the Aries lair of Uranus shortly after 3:33 am EST on Christmas Day. In the energetic context of the holiday, and the astrology, Mars opposing Uranus is all but begging you to be the one. Wherever you are, you can be the one who makes a difference. You can make a difference now because of how aspects from Mars tend to be functional in advance.
Both Mars and Uranus express in your life as energy. You are more likely to feel Mars as your own energy or as energy from others in personal relationship because Mars is a personal planet.
The so-called “personal planets” may be said to include the Sun and Moon along with Mercury, Venus and Mars. What they have in common is how they complete their cycles of the zodiac many times in your lifetime.
Uranus, on the other hand, takes about 84 years to complete a cycle of all 12 signs. That’s how the formidable energy associated with Uranus corresponds more often to events in the world at large. World events usually combine cycles longer than a single human life (which eventually become history) and sudden changes resulting from a bigger dynamic than one person alone can control.
Because events in the world at large may challenge how you have your life set up, and because Mars (in the words of Robert Hand) “rules the energy that an individual uses to maintain himself in the face of pressures from his environment,” there is an inherently contentious potential whenever Mars and Uranus oppose. The difference you can make begins by simply being aware that you can control you.
At this time of year, when patterns from your personal history intersect with both cycles of world history and sudden changes of every kind, you can be the one to make a difference through your choices. You can also be the one whose perception of and response to your every moment can make all the difference in the world.
If you choose not to operate an automobile while under the influence of alcohol, you can be the one who prevents a tragedy that reaches into the life histories of uncounted people. If you choose not to bring your past to a holiday gathering, you can be the one who is free to enjoy a new and fresh perception. If you choose to respond to those who cause trouble as if they are asking you to be the one to help with their troubles, your response can change somebody’s life for the better.
There are many other examples of how you can be the one, but you get the idea. This is indeed a time to observe what is past, but you are the one who is contributing to somebody’s past now. Now is also a period to contemplate and honor timeless truths, but you are the one who will make those truths timeless, or not, henceforth.
When you think about it, it’s simply your turn. Long ago, somebody did some things that made a big difference for a long time, but that was then. You are now.
Rather than fear how the challenge of Mars opposite Uranus might mess with your now, accept it as a challenge. Take it as your challenge to take your turn as the means by which Mars expresses in the world, and be the one who finds a way to create, rather than contend with the events Uranus represents. If you can do that, just that, some very great and timeless truths will be one with you.
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